- Aug 26, 2011
The good news? Illinois hockey is close to the finish line. The bad news? Illini athletics’ race to complete the project has been temporarily suspended.
>> Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman told Illini Inquirer on Monday that the Illini were preparing for a late spring announcement of the formal creation of a Division-I men’s hockey program and a downtown Champaign multi-purpose arena, the culmination of almost four years of planning, fund-raising and coordination with local leaders.
But the pandemic COVID-19 has put at least a temporary pause on that progress.<<